John Hansen shows us how to adapt to changing circumstances.

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  1. Peggy W profile image97
    Peggy Wposted 10 months ago

    Good ones, John!  I especially liked the adjusting our sails to adapt to the wind words you wrote. … t-Adapting

  2. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 10 months ago

    Hi Peggy, you were very quick to share this one. Those words were actually borrowed from Dolly Parton. Thank you for reading and sharing the link.

    1. surovi99 profile image84
      surovi99posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Excellent poetry, John. A great response to Brenda's prompt, "Adapt." I enjoyed reading all the poems along with the valuable quotes. I liked your first poem the best. Thank you for sharing.

      Thank you, Peggy for sharing John's work.

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Hello Rosina, thank you for reading these poems. I am happy that you enjoyed them, as well as the quotes. Take care.

  3. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 10 months ago

    Thanks for your introduction.   I'm happy these word prompts help inspire your muse.

    Great to see you using Picfont to add words to pictures. 

    I had stopped using it for awhile because Hubpages was placing words over my pics during that trial comment thing & it made my work look awful.

    I'll have to check & see if they are still doing that one.

    Your poem "Be Like Water, My Friend" based off quotes from Bruce Lee & Dolly Parton is quite good.

    It reminds us to be ourselves & not just follow others along

    Our life can take many forms but it is up to us how we guide its steps.

    Choose wisely.

    You compare life to a ship that can toss on the sea and wreck if we don't take time to adjust the sails.

    We cannot change what happens in life...but we can face the storm instead of hiding from it.

    We must adapt to each situation by learning to find a way around it.

    Water is part of us from birth til the learn to us it in life.

    When it rains & life gives you a detour....Dance in the rain.  Be happy.

    You can turn it around.

    Your acrostic poem, "ADAPT" shows us that we shouldn't imitate others to adapt to situations.

    Each problem is unique & requires a well thought out plan.

    Use your intelligence and create a plan ~ adapt.

    Time constantly changes our situation. 
    When it does...just yell, "Plot Twist" and move on.

    I like that..."Plot Twist."

    This might become my new go to word.

    No one else will know what I'm talkimg about...but I can see myself speaking outloud...."Plot Twist."

    These are great little poems.

    It's better to dance in the rain, than to get caught out in the storm.

    I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the analysis of these poems, Brenda, and for sharing a link on the word prompt article. Yes, I like PicFont for adding text when I remember to do so. I hope HubPages have stopped placing words over your pics now. I am glad you like the “plot twist” phrase.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I really do like that one.

        I'll let you know how it goes.  I imagine I'll get strange looks from others...oh well.

  4. Pamela99 profile image89
    Pamela99posted 10 months ago

    Your poems are excellent as always.  I think using water as an example is very clever. I also like the acrostic pome with the last part of the phrase, "get used to it".

    Thanks for posting John's poems Peggy.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Pamela. I appreciate you always reading my work. I am glad you liked both poems. Take care.

  5. vidsagster profile image88
    vidsagsterposted 10 months ago

    Beautiful comparison of adapting to change like water, John. I enjoyed reading your poems, especially the first one. The quotes and video are also great. Excellent response to Brenda's word prompt. Thanks for sharing Peggy.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Vidya, yes it was the quotes that helped inspire the first poem. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. Take care.

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I love how he uses water as an example.
      We must learn to make our own ways of adapting.

  6. MsDora profile image93
    MsDoraposted 10 months ago

    Thanks to John for writing and Peggy for sharing. I like the concept of adjusting and adapting. We have to know when it is and when it is not okay to do that. When it is, John's mindset of being like water is necessary and helpful.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Hi MsDora, you are correct that we need to know when it is necessary to change and adapt. Being fluid like water allows us to do that. Water does not constancy have to flow. It can be still for a time. Thank you for reading.

  7. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 10 months ago

    Beautiful poems, John. A great and inspiring response to the word prompt "Adapt".  I also liked the quotes and the images. As always, outstanding work! Thank you for sharing these lovely poems. It's always a pleasure to read your poems.

    Thank you, Peggy, for sharing John's wonderful work.

    Sending lots of Blessings to both of you!!!

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Misbah, it is good to have you back at HubPages. Thank you for reading this and for your generous comment in regard to my work. Blessings to you.

  8. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 10 months ago

    John has created some interesting poems about adapting to changing situations. I love poems that make me think about new ideas, as John has done in his article.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Linda, I am glad you find my poems thought provoking, and challenge with new ideas. Many thanks.

  9. ravirajan01 profile image95
    ravirajan01posted 10 months ago

    Wonderful poems John.I am a big fan of Bruce Lee and his concept of "be like water" is the perfect example of adaptation.In fact this very Bruce Lee concept has also been used by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ,a famous psychologist in creating his concept of "flow",

    As per Mihaly ,"being in flow" is a state of mind when our best productivity happens and our mind automatically devises new means to circumvent obstacles,be adpative  and produce the best results.This is also called "being in the zone".

    Thanks Peggy for sharing John's work

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Ravi, It is good that you are also a Bruce Lee fan. Thank you for also sharing Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi concept of “flow” as well. I am glad you liked the poems.

  10. Li-Jen Hew profile image82
    Li-Jen Hewposted 10 months ago

    Hello Jodah, I am pleased to discover your new poems when I just visited HubPages today! You are great at breaking down thought provoking ideas like adaptability through your creativity. You have certainly brightened up my day with your poems.

  11. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 10 months ago

    Hi Li-JEn, great to see that you enjoyed these poems, it is always a pleasure to entertain you with poems that are thought-provioking.

  12. annart profile image83
    annartposted 10 months ago

    Love the idea of using the way that water adapts to everything! Well thought out and highly entertaining. You always have a unique approach.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Ann. Great to see a comment from you. I always try to come up with something a bit unique. It is even better when it works. Hope all is well with you.


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